Should Minimun Wage Be Raised To $9.00/Hr?

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LentenJCP

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I said years ago, min wage should be $10/hr. And that was in the 90s.

Don't know if the Country could handle that now - with the mess it is in...
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No. It should be $12. But businesses with less than 50 employees get a temporary subsidy over 5 years to cover it. Paid for from ending the government subsidies of the oil companies.

The mess we're in came from one place, and no one (who can read) denies it. We put two massive wars on a credit card. By ending them we will naturally recover. It's only common sense to raise minimum wage as part of a post-recovery.
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It don't matter Obama supporters don't work anyway, They collect entitlements ,and talk on their Obamaphones, prob. sit on their butts on topixobamaphones 24/7
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raising min wage will cost jobs. fact. also raising min wage will cause prices to go up. another fact. tack on obsamas inflation rate and you have another one of his disasters. burger flippers dont deserve more than 7.25 an hour. everyone starts out on the bottom rung of the ladder.its just the way life is. tough it out or you will be replaced by a mexican.
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yes wrote:
It don't matter Obama supporters don't work anyway, They collect entitlements ,and talk on their Obamaphones, prob. sit on their butts on topixobamaphones 24/7
LOL True.
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fitness-guru wrote:
raising min wage will cost jobs. fact. also raising min wage will cause prices to go up. another fact. tack on obsamas inflation rate and you have another one of his disasters. burger flippers dont deserve more than 7.25 an hour. everyone starts out on the bottom rung of the ladder.its just the way life is. tough it out or you will be replaced by a mexican.
I beg to differ with you, roo. Yes, it is true that in the natural jist of things, folks do start out on that bottom rung. However, some folks try to live off of that minimum wage and it is virtually impossible.$10/hour makes it somewhat feasible. Also, if people were earning a hire wage, they would be happier with the job, have more self-esteem, be a little-less stressed, and more optimistic about life. We would see a lot less escapism - people feeling so discouraged and dismal about a future that they turn to drugs to escape reality.

Overall, it would be a much more productive society.
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I beg to differ with you, roo. Yes, it is true that in the natural jist of things, folks do start out on that bottom rung. However, some folks try to live off of that minimum wage and it is virtually impossible.$10/hour makes it somewhat feasible. Also, if people were earning a hire wage, they would be happier with the job, have more self-esteem, be a little-less stressed, and more optimistic about life. We would see a lot less escapism - people feeling so discouraged and dismal about a future that they turn to drugs to escape reality.
Overall, it would be a much more productive society.
whos going to pay for the increase ? the employers cant even pay for obsama care. employers dont have the money cause obsama nailed them with high tax increases. robbing their profits cause he thinks hes robin hood. you saw what wal mart did and youll pay for that with your middle class paycheck. you cant force mcdonalds to hire 40 hr employees if they dont want to. JCP .. im telling you right now that speech was a touchy feel good line of propaganda. mark rubio stunned the liberals when he spoke in spanish. wow the libs are scrambling and ole bill-ary is in spanish 101 as i speak.
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its ok JCP to disagree. obama will never change my mind and neither will topix liberal know it alls. we are in a disaster, plain and simple. there's a river in south america liberals are sailing their ships on it.
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LentenJCP wrote:
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I beg to differ with you, roo. Yes, it is true that in the natural jist of things, folks do start out on that bottom rung. However, some folks try to live off of that minimum wage and it is virtually impossible.$10/hour makes it somewhat feasible. Also, if people were earning a hire wage, they would be happier with the job, have more self-esteem, be a little-less stressed, and more optimistic about life. We would see a lot less escapism - people feeling so discouraged and dismal about a future that they turn to drugs to escape reality.
Overall, it would be a much more productive society.
Wow. I'm impressed. Thoughtful. Sane. Progressive. Not one mention of delusional fantasy. Great job, JCP. We still may end up happily ever after.
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Wow. I'm impressed. Thoughtful. Sane. Progressive. Not one mention of delusional fantasy. Great job, JCP. We still may end up happily ever after.
two peas in a pod. good job bacon. i said sonewhere else in topix i want you to quit brainwashing. lol
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Nobody was surprised at Rubio. He is the last hope of the entire party, and they have to get some votes from somewhere. There isn't enough 50+ year old white males to elect anybody. Rubio has to recover some of the hispanic vote. They can't get a female vote ever again. Or blacks. Or young people. They think they haven't destroyed their chances with hispanics and they can get half of them in 2016. They lost 70-30 and hope to get it to at least 60-40. Of course, that's impossible.

Minimum wage has to go up. We can help small business owners by giving a tax break to those most vulnerable (under 50 employees), and we can pay for it by ending our government subsidies of big oil. For us to give taxpayer money to a company like Exxon, who profits 20 billion a year, is insane. Under Bush it wasn't surprising.

Those people will have more to spend, and businesses will profit. People said the same crap about it costing jobs when Clinton raised it from 4 bucks. Hell, a dozen states already raised the minimum wage.
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<quoted text>whos going to pay for the increase ? the employers cant even pay for obsama care. employers dont have the money cause obsama nailed them with high tax increases. robbing their profits cause he thinks hes robin hood. you saw what wal mart did and youll pay for that with your middle class paycheck. you cant force mcdonalds to hire 40 hr employees if they dont want to. JCP .. im telling you right now that speech was a touchy feel good line of propaganda. mark rubio stunned the liberals when he spoke in spanish. wow the libs are scrambling and ole bill-ary is in spanish 101 as i speak.
I agree with what you are saying here because, as I stated previously, it isn't feasible with this administration and economy.

We should have kept jobs here in the U.S.- instead of exporting them, you know, NAFTA, and all of that and raised the min wage back then. You are correct when you say the Country can't support that now.

Yes, the speech, as every other one has been filled with lies and deceit, but the masses want to believe it. Truly a sham. You have to have an ear to hear when dealing with this admin.

Mark Rubio, God bless him, they wanted to crucify him for taking a drink of water. Whoever set that stage should have placed the water glass a little closer to him. He was very steady, prepared, poised, and professional in his delivery of the Republican Response. Like most Republicans, he conducts himself well and represents the party in a positive way. Very well dressed, well groomed, articulate, debonaire, suave, and cute.

The content of the speech was informative, well-thought out, a viable plan and how to implement it was obviously within the framework of it.

The earlier speech, as always, was a tap dance, smoke & mirrors, and a billowing of b.s.- a smog, if you will, to give the masses what they wanted to hear. What they heard and what they see in the real world are two different things. Tis a shame that it has come to this. Where will we be in 5, 10 years? My advice - buy, literally purchase a farm, with plenty of natural resources on it. Mineral rights, water access, free gas, timber. Raise some livestock, plant a garden, at least one wood-burning fireplace/stove, and try to survive.
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bacon hater wrote:
Nobody was surprised at Rubio. He is the last hope of the entire party, and they have to get some votes from somewhere. There isn't enough 50+ year old white males to elect anybody. Rubio has to recover some of the hispanic vote. They can't get a female vote ever again. Or blacks. Or young people. They think they haven't destroyed their chances with hispanics and they can get half of them in 2016. They lost 70-30 and hope to get it to at least 60-40. Of course, that's impossible.
Minimum wage has to go up. We can help small business owners by giving a tax break to those most vulnerable (under 50 employees), and we can pay for it by ending our government subsidies of big oil. For us to give taxpayer money to a company like Exxon, who profits 20 billion a year, is insane. Under Bush it wasn't surprising.
Those people will have more to spend, and businesses will profit. People said the same crap about it costing jobs when Clinton raised it from 4 bucks. Hell, a dozen states already raised the minimum wage.
bacon. a good start is to charge a 25% tax on all imports. make the foreigners pay out the azz. there is such a trade imbalance. make americans pay a tax on foreign products they buy. we have to go back to made in america. piss on samsung. we need motorola. phillips. we need those jobs back here in america. quit buying japanese cars. im sick of the selling out of america. we all can work. reopen the factorys. fuc* globalazation.
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and piss on their oil. we have it here. lets stack another pipeline on top of the alaska line. get the keystone flowing. those pakistani's dont need 800 million a year from us. send them loaves of bread. thats it.
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Oh well, she was sane for a few minutes anyway. Now she's a doomsday prepper again. And they even tell those people at the end of the show exactly how nuts they are - in a mathematical form. Of course, you guys don't believe in math and science, but it's interesting for the rest of us.
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It's funny how everyone who thinks minimum wage should stay the same is also against welfare. Do you just like to watch people suffer, fitness-guru?
Minimum wage is not a living wage. Not even close unless you work two jobs.
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yes wrote:
It don't matter Obama supporters don't work anyway, They collect entitlements ,and talk on their Obamaphones, prob. sit on their butts on topixobamaphones 24/7
There is not such thing as an "Obama phone." Free cell phones were started by phone companies before he took office. It's just another buzz word ignorant people like to use. I voted for Obama and I've worked (minimum wage jobs) since I was 16. You have no idea what you're talking about.
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There is not such thing as an "Obama phone." Free cell phones were started by phone companies before he took office. It's just another buzz word ignorant people like to use. I voted for Obama and I've worked (minimum wage jobs) since I was 16. You have no idea what you're talking about.
Get 'em liberal lady. Don't hold back on the roo. I need some help on here. I'm literally the only person who regularly posts from reality. These people are building bunkers while we are building schools and cars and homes. You can't offend them. Blast away when they say pretend to be such financial conservatives just four years after they supported the most reckless spender of taxpayer dollars in the history of the country. Those wars alone that got put on the credit card cost two trillion in cash. Take that away from the deficit along with the other 2.5 trillion Obama's reduced it, then take away the 4 trillion it cost to help us recover from the war debt-induced depression and you have the truth - that Obama is saving more money than can be counted. Imagine if we were still embroiled in those wars, which would've been the case if McCain-Palin won. Hell, Palin would've invaded Peru by now to retaliate for the Earthquake in Haiti.
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liberal lady wrote:
It's funny how everyone who thinks minimum wage should stay the same is also against welfare. Do you just like to watch people suffer, fitness-guru?
Minimum wage is not a living wage. Not even close unless you work two jobs.
mexicans work for less. not spoiled like welfare recipients
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if the republicans and the tea party say ok then its ok with me. i will listen to them. i will listen to congress. not the president. he had his chance and blew it. mark rubio better than obsama did you see that ?

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